This special May holiday doesn’t have to only be about gift-giving. Sometimes the best gifts in life are the cherished moments we spend with our families. So if you’re looking for activities to do with your kids this Mother’s Day–we’ve compiled a list of seven activities that are all about bonding, playfulness, and celebrating moms.
Things To Do With Mom on Mother’s Day
Make a scrapbook together of their crafts
Have the kids create Mother’s Day crafts–or use the ones they made in school. Sit down together on Mother’s Day and make a scrapbook of all the crafts through the years. If you decide to make this an annual project, as the kids get older you’ll see their artwork and crafts grow, too. And it’ll be a reminder of how special every year was.
Have a backyard tea party
May is one of the most beautiful months of the year no matter where you live. The trees are blooming, the flowers are bright, and summer is just on the horizon. It can be the perfect time to have a backyard tea party with your family. Have your kids decorate the backyard to their liking (with some boundaries on the mess), buy or make some cookies, dress up silly, and have fun!
Go for a swim in your favorite spot
If the weather’s right, go to your favorite place to swim–it could be river, the beach, or even a local pool. Have a relaxing day on the water with your family. If they’re available, have your partner plan the day for you so you can skip over the details and just show up and relax.
Play a bonding board game together
For the moms who love to play board games, this is the activity for you! And if your kiddos are old enough, board games are a great way to connect with your kids, they make for great conversations and fun insights into your children's minds. Gather the family around and play your favorite board game. Some great bonding board games are Apples to Apples, Scategories, Pictionary, and Chess.
Take the family to see a movie
Take your kids on a trip to the movie theater. Some great blockbusters come out during the early months of Summer, so find one that’s great for the family and that you want to see. Add some extra fun and go to a theater that offers brunch or dinner and a movie. No clean-up for you or your partner, and a fun time for everyone! Win-Win!
Connect with each other on a hike
If you’re more of an adventurous mom, take your kids out for a hike! Whether you’re in a steep mountainous region, or flat land, hikes can be beautiful bonding moments with your kids while filling you up with energy and sunlight.
Complete an activity book
Connect with your daughters over one of Hopscotch Girls’ activity books! They’re great activities to bond with your daughters while empowering them through fun, colorful, pages. Plus, you can use the coloring pages as wall art around your house to remind you and your girls that you are all confident, brave, and beautiful.